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"inspiring youth to love who they are... helping them figure out where they are going... providing the resources to help them get there"

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About Us

I Am My Sister is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides programs and resources centered around leadership development, healthy relationships, beauty and body image, career development, community service and support, entrepreneurship and workforce development, financial literacy, adolescent sexual health and teen parenting support, education and mentoring services for youth and their families.

I Am My Sister’s programs and services are available to youth and families in NC, SC, MD, NY, GA and CA.

History

I Am My Sister established in October 2010 in an effort to build leadership skills, self-esteem and a sense of community in teen girls in the Gaston County area of North Carolina.

After years of providing innovative programming for teen girls, I Am My Sister launched I Am My Brother in April 2014; a program initiative that supports male youth by teaching the core principles of integrity, respect, accountability, discipline, and service.

With the inclusion of programming for males, I Am My Sister revised its mission to be more inclusive and to reflect its growth as an organization.

I Am My Sister's innovative program design has allowed us to partner with schools, churches, state and local government agencies, and public and private organizations.

Mission

Empowering Youth to LEAD, INNOVATE and SERVE

Program Focus Areas:

  • Self-Esteem, Character Building & Leadership Development
  • Community Service & Mentoring
  • Health Relationships
  • Health & Wellness
  • Adolescent Sexual Health & Teen Parent Support
  • Financial Literacy
  • Violence Prevention
  • Entrepreneurship & Workforce Development
  • GED & College Prep
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Goal Setting

Our Brand

Pearls are our symbol, an active part of our logo, because they are both a symbol of femininity and achievement.

Like a strand of pearls, every experience is a collection of defining moments of growth and discovery.

I Am My Sister LOVES diversity! We're PRO-YOUNG PEOPLE and don't discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or disability.